The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a two-day budget.
The decision to temporarily fund the federal government will allow the U.S. to avoid a shutdown, the termination of the work of federal agencies for an indefinite period. In order to avoid such a development, U.S. President Donald Trump must sign the two-day budget before 08:00 Moscow time. Earlier, the bill had already passed the House of Representatives.
On Sunday, the U.S. Congress will again attempt to pass a longer budget bill, which runs until the end of the current fiscal year. It is noted that the disagreement in Congress arose over the adoption of a package of measures to help citizens in connection with the pandemic coronavirus, the total amount of which should be 900 billion dollars.
Earlier, Trump confirmed his intentions to block the defense budget bill approved by the U.S. Congress. The president believed that China would benefit the most from it and promised to veto it.